2020-01-27: News Headlines

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-01-27). Yemen: Saudi Coalition Claims 'Tactical Withdrawal" After Houthi Forces Retake Key Province. mintpressnews.com Saudi forces have called their defeat in the face of the Houthi advance a "tactical withdrawal" amid scathing criticism and sarcasm by activists and media pundits.

teleSUR (2020-01-26). Israel Authorizes Religious, Business Trips to Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net In the latest sign of rapprochement between the two nations, the Israeli government announced Sunday that it would authorize its citizens to travel under certain circumstances to Saudi Arabia, according to Haaretz. | RELATED: | After having held discussions with the country's security and diplomatic services, Israel's Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri released a statement saying Israelis would be permitted to travel to th…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-01-24). Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation. mintpressnews.com The U.S. recently admitted that it tried and failed to kill an Iranian commander in Yemen, sparking both fear and mobilization among Yemen's Houthis.

Jeet Heer (2020-01-24). Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals. thenation.com Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals…

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

Staff (2020-01-22). Headlines for January 22, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Approves Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial, Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation, Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas, Airstrikes in Syria Kill 40 People, Including Children, in Idlib, Protesters Denounce Lebanon's Newly Formed Government, U.S. Deports Honduran Children Seeking Asylum to Guatemala Despite Being Ill, Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders in New Documentary But Says She Will Support Democratic Nominee, Architect of CIA's Torture Program Testifies in War Court at Guantánamo Bay, The Guardian: Bezos's Cellphone Was Allegedly Hacked by Saudi…

Middle East Eye (2020-01-22). Saudi Crown Prince Likely Used Israeli Spyware to Hack Bezos' Phone: UN Experts. theantimedia.com (MEE) — An examination of Jeff Bezos' mobile revealed "an anomalous and extreme change in phone behaviour" after the Amazon CEO received a file from a WhatsApp account associated with the Saudi crown prince, two UN special rapporteurs said on Wednesday. There is "reasonable belief" that the behaviour on Bezos' phone was the result of Pegasus spyware sold to the …

news.un (2020-01-22). Independent UN rights experts call for 'immediate investigation' into alleged Bezos phone hack by Saudi Arabia. news.un.org Independent UN rights experts said on Wednesday they were "gravely concerned" over allegations that in 2018, a messaging app account belonging to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was used to hack into The Washington Post owner's mobile phone, calling for an "immediate investigation" by authorities in the United States.

Staff (2020-01-21). Headlines for January 21, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Trial Opens as Democrats Accuse GOP of "Cover-Up", Trump and Greta Thunberg Address Elites at Davos as Oxfam Condemns Mounting Inequality, NYT Endorses Senators Warren, Klobuchar, as Sanders Gets Backing from Reps. Jayapal and Pocan, Puerto Ricans Call on Governor Vázquez to Resign After Viral Video Shows Unused Emergency Supplies, Attack Kills 100 Soldiers in Yemen, Police Injure Hundreds in Lebanese Anti-Government Protests, At Least 4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Iraq as Popular Protests Mount Nationwide, Racist Treatment of Meghan Markle Highlighted as Plans for "Megxit" Move Forward, 10,000s Attend…

William Hawes (2020-01-21). We Work, They Scam: The Art of the Con in Terminal-Stage Capitalism. dissidentvoice.org Recently, the ridiculous real estate company WeWork has faced intense scrutiny after their business model was absurdly overvalued and their CEO, one Adam Neumann, was exposed as an abusive boss as well as an overall crazy person. Investors from the Saudi royal family, companies like SoftBank and J.P. Morgan, and numerous venture capitalists poured vast …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

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Yemen: Saudi Coalition Claims 'Tactical Withdrawal" After Houthi Forces Retake Key Province
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-27
Saudi forces have called their defeat in the face of the Houthi advance a "tactical withdrawal" amid scathing criticism and sarcasm by activists and media pundits.
mintpressnews.com/yemen-saudi-coalition-tactical-withdrawal-houthi-retake-nihm/264341/

Israel Authorizes Religious, Business Trips to Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-26
In the latest sign of rapprochement between the two nations, the Israeli government announced Sunday that it would authorize its citizens to travel under certain circumstances to Saudi Arabia, according to Haaretz. | RELATED: | Palestinian Boy Allegedly Kidnapped, Found Dead | After having held discussions with the country's security and diplomatic services, Israel's Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri released a statement saying Israelis would be permitted to travel to th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Permits-Citizens-Religious-Business-Trips-to-Saudi-Arabia-20200126-0007.html

Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2020-01-24
Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals…
thenation.com/article/world/saudi-arabia-scandals-impeachment/

Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2020-01-24
Impeachment Shouldn't Overshadow Saudi Scandals…
thenation.com/article/world/saudi-arabia-scandals-impeachment/

Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-24
The U.S. recently admitted that it tried and failed to kill an Iranian commander in Yemen, sparking both fear and mobilization among Yemen's Houthis.
mintpressnews.com/houthi-anticipate-us-assassination-attempts-warn-us-troops-will-be-targeted/264304/

Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-24
The U.S. recently admitted that it tried and failed to kill an Iranian commander in Yemen, sparking both fear and mobilization among Yemen's Houthis.
mintpressnews.com/houthi-anticipate-us-assassination-attempts-warn-us-troops-will-be-targeted/264304/

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

Saudi Crown Prince Likely Used Israeli Spyware to Hack Bezos' Phone: UN Experts
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-22
(MEE)

Independent UN rights experts call for 'immediate investigation' into alleged Bezos phone hack by Saudi Arabia
news.un.org | 2020-01-22
Independent UN rights experts said on Wednesday they were "gravely concerned" over allegations that in 2018, a messaging app account belonging to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was used to hack into The Washington Post owner's mobile phone, calling for an "immediate investigation" by authorities in the United States.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055771

We Work, They Scam: The Art of the Con in Terminal-Stage Capitalism
William Hawes | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
Recently, the ridiculous real estate company WeWork has faced intense scrutiny after their business model was absurdly overvalued and their CEO, one Adam Neumann, was exposed as an abusive boss as well as an overall crazy person. Investors from the Saudi royal family, companies like SoftBank and J.P. Morgan, and numerous venture capitalists poured vast …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/we-work-they-scam-the-art-of-the-con-in-terminal-stage-capitalism/